10th April 2020

In response to the government’s latest Covid-19 recommendations the RSGB Board has changed the arrangements for the Society’s AGM on 25 April 2020. The physical meeting in Birmingham will not take place and the information which would have been made available at the AGM will now be made available online

Changes to the AGM arrangements


1st April 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus threat of infection, the committee has decided that it would not be responsible to continue with programmed events.
As an alternative, we are using the following frequencies for informal chat from 18:30 UTC. (19:30 Local time)
HF 3.746 MHz LSB or 3556 MHz CW +/-  as some other groups seem to be migrating to common 80m frequencies
VHF 145.525 MHz, GB3GN and GB3NG

1st October 2017

Sad news, George Burt, GM3OXX passed away on Wednesday morning 20th Sept.
George was a member of the Aberdeen Amateur Society for many years and was very famous for his dedication to QRP, he contacted hundreds of countries all over the world using only 1 watt and all with his own homemade radio equipment.
George also found time to design numerous radio circuits and had most of them published in the G-QRP SPRAT journal including circuits such as the OXO transmitter, the ONER, and the FOXX transceiver and many more for us all to enjoy.
George’s Funeral service will be held at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh at 12:30pm on Friday 6th October 2017.


11th August 2017


Funeral arrangements as follows from Aberdeen Journals announcements

FRASER Peacefully at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Ian (GM8MHU), aged 86 years. President of Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and formerly of Alexander Hall & Son. Beloved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Margaret and Fiona, respected father-in-law of Bill, adored granda of Kirsty and Kurt, loving great granda of Marcus, dear brother and brother in law of Alastair and Sandra, much loved uncle of Gavin and a good friend to many. Funeral Ceremony at Aberdeen Crematorium, Hazlehead (West Chapel), on Wednesday, August 16, at 11.00 a.m. All friends respectfully invited.


2nd August 2017

(Also held MM0CJQ)
It is with great sadness that we have to announce to Members the death of our President Ian Fraser (GM8MHU), after a long illness. Ian died peacefully in hospital in Aberdeen on Wednesday the 2nd of August 2017.
Ian was the longest serving President the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has ever had and was very well respected by the membership. He was a long serving Local News Reader for the RSGB and members will remember his wit, and patience, at the clubs monthly Junk Sales as auctioneer. Ian was also heavily involved with the Grampian Repeater Group and a regular participant in the Aberdeen 2 meter skeds. He will be sorely missed in Amateur radio circles and our thoughts and Condolences go out to his wife Margaret and family.


3rd November 2016

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society have been issued with a special 70th anniversary callsign GB2LXX

This callsign is effective from today for 21 days.


28th October 2016

Added a few club members photos for our 70th Anniversary

See Flickr page at this LINK



12th October 2016

Suddenly but peacefully, at ARI, on Friday October 7, 2016, Norman Albert Hendry GM8CBQ aged 75 years, late of Stoneywood Paper Mill and keen member of the Radio Society of Great Britain. Son of the late Agnes and James, beloved brother of James, brother in law to Helen, uncle to Iain and Jan, great uncle to Oliver and good friend to many. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be held at Aberdeen Crematorium, East Chapel on Tuesday October 18 at 10.45am. All family and friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please but donations if desired can be made at the chapel exit door to the Coronary Care Unit at ARI.

He was also a keen member of both the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and the Grampian Repeater Group.

A quiet reserved member of both radio groups, he was always busy in the background and was instrumental in assisting many members attain their amateur radio qualifications

RIP Norman.



16th May 2016

Web site calendar has a problem for a while.

See below for current AARS programme of events

Thursday May 19th 2016 Fox Hunt
Thursday May 26th 2016 Construction & On-the-Air


Thursday June 2nd 2016 Junk Sale
Thursday June 9th 2016 Construction for Project 70 years of AARS
Thursday June 16th 2016 Preparation for Museums-on-the-Air
Saturday June 18th 2016 Museums-on-the-Air
Sunday June 19th 2016 Museums-on-the-Air
Thursday June 23rd 2016 Preparation for National Field Day
Saturday June 25th 2016 National Field Day at Walker Park
Sunday June 26th 2016 National Field Day at Walker Park
Thursday June 30th 2016 Construction & On-the-Air





29th January 2016  

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society is offering for sale it’s FT920 Transciever.
This is one of the Club’s Transceivers and offers in excess of £400 are requested.
Further information and offers should be sent to MM0TQH ( ).
The transceiver is being offered locally before being advertised nationally.
Many thanks
Ivor Lee
Secretary MFARS

4th October 2015

The Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society 2015 AGM Notification Literature has been issued wholly by email in the first instance this year. Paper copies are still available for members who cannot, for what ever reason, receive electronic copies.

Please note it is important that members respond to the email. This will ensure minimal physical copy paper printing and postage costs.



21st September 2015

Notification from the Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society.

I would appreciate it if you could let your members know that MFARS are holding a Junk Sale  from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Sunday 18th October at Ashgrove Hall, Land Street, New Elgin.

73, Ivor, MM0IEL, Secretary, MFARS


3rd September 2015

Pictures of recent events at Gridleness Lighthouse and Clashindarroch are available for viewing at

GM3BSQ Photo Albums

For members who are familiar with the gm3bsq filckr page, I have reorganised the albums to make individual events more easily identified.


3rd September 2015


TX Facttor – Episode 9 is now available.

6th April 2015

I was trawling some old files in the AARS archive and came across this piece written my Adam Davidson back in March 2001.

Adams Story


24th March 2015

Sad news today.

Adam Davidson, MM0KZV, became silent key at 07:30 this morning the 24th March 2015.

He was a popular member and long standing member of both the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and the Grampian Repeater Group.

Funeral ceremony at The Aberdeen Funeral Home, 49 Causewayend  on Monday, March 30, at 10.00 a.m., thereafter to Grove Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited.


17th January 2015

Please note here will be no morning training class on Saturday the 28th February 2015


28th November 2014

Links for the GM3BSQ photo albums

Direct link as above for a large selection of GM3BSQ events photographs is still available.

(Following the btinternet separation from Yahoo’s flickr service which you may have bookmarked, there is a slight change of url.)


20th November 2014

Episode 6 of TX Factor was released today Thursday 20th November 2014.

It’s a National Hamfest special featuring news, and updates from this year’s event at Newark, UK.

You might even spot someone you know in the background !



5th October 2014

AGM papers have been circulated by email to all AARS members who have notified us their email address.

Please note it is important to respond to the email confirming receipt to

The existing members renewal forms and new members application forms are also available on this web site in Word doc and Adobe pdf format. Both forms are fillable prior to printing for postal or personal return. Additionally these can also be emailed to where you have facilities to incorporate your signature.


25th September 2014

Ron’s Funeral Ceremony at Aberdeen Crematorium, Hazlehead (West Chapel), on Monday, September 29, at 1.35 p.m.


22nd September 2014

I have just received the following from Norman, GM8CBQ, the sad news that Ron GM8BQY is a silent key. Ron passed away peacefully at Newhills care home 0210am today.